Launch your startup with Launch NY.

You’ve got an idea, but now what? Get pro bono support from the best business professionals, thought leaders, and technical experts in Upstate New York.

Find a mentor.

Ready to work with us? Get pro bono support from our expert Entrepreneurs-in-Residence who bring a wealth of experience, guidance, and connections designed to make you investment-ready.

Get funding.

Investment capital is the name of the game, and Launch NY has the most active seed fund in New York State. Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence will help prepare you for investment from us and other funders.

"Launch NY got us over that hurdle. We saw that we needed to rebrand, and without Launch NY's help we would not have been able to do it."

Michele Liddle Founder The Perfect Granola

“With Launch NY as our lead investor, conversations with other investors have been progressing more smoothly and their network has opened many doors.”

Alex Hagen President and Co-Founder ShrubBucket

"This investment we have received, in addition to the mentoring from Launch NY, will help us improve the senior placement experience for families. Ideally, this will lead to more seniors finding the right home and care in Western New York."

Will Zacher Co-Founder Willow

Do you have what it takes?

Before we begin, let’s make sure Launch NY is right for you. Take our 5-question Starter Survey—if you check all the boxes, you’ll be one step closer to launching your startup with Launch NY.

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Let's take this adventure together.

Are you cleared for launch? We’ll help you navigate the twists and turns of your journey—from your very first pitch, through the “Valley of Death,” and on to greatness.